Makerere university researcher, Stella Nyanzi has asked court to order the Director of Public Prosecution to try her case or have it dismissed.
This is after Prosecution led by Jonathan Muwaganya today informed court that although the case had come up for mention , they want to wait until the constitutional court pronounced itself on Dr.Nyanzi’s Mental treatment act application pending in the constitutional court because it has a large bearing on the case trial.
However Dr.Nyanzi’s lawyer Peter Walubiri has told court that the mental treatment application which his client petitioned challenging state against examining her head has no bearing on the criminal case hearing unless state’s aim is only to declare Dr.Nyanzi Mad but not try her over the alleged computer misuse charges.
Walubiri further says that the delay in prosecution is affecting his client’s finances because she continues to appear in court while state keeps on asking for adjournments.
This has forced Buganda road court chief magistrate James Eremye Mawanda to order prosecution to consult the Director of Public Prosecution on when Dr.Nyanzi’s criminal case trial should begin.
The case has been adjourned to the 21 of August 2017.
Prosecution States that between January and March 2017 at Kampala district, Nyanzi while having no legitimate purpose of communication posted on her Facebook page suggestions and proposals referring to his Excellency president Museveni that he is a pair of buttocks.
If further alleged that Nyanzi willfully and repeatedly using electronic communication posted offensive messages via Facebook with an intention of disturbing peace and the privacy of president Museveni.